Manigault-Newman, 44, makes the allegations in her upcoming memoir, Unhinged. In keeping with excerpts first printed by The Guardian, she says the 72-year-old politician by no means known as her by the N-word throughout her time competing on The Apprentice however says there are recordings of him utilizing the derogatory phrase in different contexts on the NBC actuality competitors. She investigated the existence of this footage each whereas engaged on Trump’s marketing campaign and whereas working as a White Home aide.
“By that time, three sources in three separate conversations had described the contents of this tape,” she writes within the ebook. “All of them advised me that President Trump hadn’t simply dropped a single N-word bomb. He’d stated it a number of occasions all through the present’s taping throughout off-camera outtakes, notably throughout the first season of The Apprentice … I might seem like the most important imbecile alive for supporting a person who used that phrase.”
White Home Chief of Workers John F. Kelly fired Manigault-Newman in December 2017. She writes that by that point, she had a “rising realization that Donald Trump was certainly a racist, a bigot and a misogynist.”
“It had lastly sunk in that the individual I’d thought I’d identified so effectively for thus lengthy was truly a racist,” Manigault-Newman provides. “Utilizing the N-word was not simply the best way he talks however, extra disturbing, it was how he considered me and African Individuals as a complete … My certainty in regards to the N-word tape and his frequent makes use of of that phrase had been the highest of a excessive mountain of really appalling issues I’d skilled with him, over the past two years specifically.”
The previous actuality star additionally claims she witnessed the president use racial epithets in opposition to White Home counselor Kellyanne Conway’s husband, George Conway, who’s half Filipino. “‘Would you take a look at this George Conway article?’” she quotes Trump as saying. “‘F—king FLIP! Disloyal! F—king Goo-goo.’”
George Conway, 54, denied the incident on Twitter on Friday, August 10. “The allegation is just not credible, and certainly is ridiculous, notably in mild of the timing of her departure from the White Home — December 12, 2017,” he tweeted. “It’s absurd throughout.”
The White Home additionally tried to discredit the allegations. “As a substitute of telling the reality about all the nice President Trump and his administration are doing to make America secure and affluent, this ebook is riddled with lies and false accusations,” press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated in a press release launched on Friday, August 10, per The Hill. Sanders additionally known as Manigault-Newman a “disgruntled former White Home worker” who’s “attempting to revenue off of those false assaults” in her assertion.
Unhinged shall be launched on Monday, August 14.